Farmers credit environment

Jared and Sue Watson credit a switch to once a day milking for re-igniting their passion for dairying.

 Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.

I am a (farmer) robot

More robotics are being introduced at meat plants to increase safety and processing efficiency.

Artificial intelligence is already at work on farms and will only increase.

Search for succulent lamb 

Graham Hawkes and Sarah Walker judge the 2013 Glammies at the Upper Clutha A&P Show.

After 10 years, chief Glammies judge Graham Hawkes is still searching for the tastiest lamb.

Marginal land not worth it

Peter (left) and Niels Hansen, pictured at their Huiroa property, have been conserving and optimising their family farms ...

Hill country field day give isolated farmers a chance to network and learn.

Another look at water plan

There have been 40 submissions received by the Waikato Regional Council on its Healthy Rivers plan change with the ...

Waikato farmers are pleased with councillors listening to their concerns.

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opinion

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask `what do you do out there in the country?''

Farming behind the scenes

Andrew Morrison writes about the important role of sheep and beef farmers.

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Rampant rates anger farmers

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Farmers win second look at water plan

There have been 40 submissions received by the Waikato Regional Council on its Healthy Rivers plan change with the ...

Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.

Dairy farmers ahead of waterway fencing

Marlborough had one of the smallest dairy herds in the country with 56 farms containing 21,000 cows.

Jared and Sue Watson credit a switch to once a day milking for re-igniting their passion for dairying.

Farmers credit environment for win

 Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.

advice

Wet summer takes toll on dairy farmers

Dairy NZ  runs a once a day milking seminar for southern North Island farmers.  Billy Finnigan, 3, attended the seminar, ...

A wet summer is putting pressure on even once a day dairy farmers.

Feilding's town effluent goes on farms

New irrigators to spread town effluent on farmland to meet resource consent.

Al McCone: The good thing about the new legislations is that it has raised everyone's awareness and we have been able to ...

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

aquaculture

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Paua ban extended

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Retired biologist John Leader talks to a MPI staff member at a drop-in session in Waikawa to tell the public about their ...

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

beef

Farmers win second look at water plan

There have been 40 submissions received by the Waikato Regional Council on its Healthy Rivers plan change with the ...

Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.

Marginal land not worth it

A hill country field day gave isolated farmers an opportunity to network and learn.

Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Ranveer Chandra talks about app options with Manawatu farmer James Stewart ...

Geek/farmer hackathon success

An odd combination of farmers and technical people work together to solve on-farm problems.

Sheep

Farmers win second look at water plan

There have been 40 submissions received by the Waikato Regional Council on its Healthy Rivers plan change with the ...

Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.

Marginal land not worth it

A hill country field day gave isolated farmers an opportunity to network and learn.

Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Ranveer Chandra talks about app options with Manawatu farmer James Stewart ...

Geek/farmer hackathon success

An odd combination of farmers and technical people work together to solve on-farm problems.

cropping

Carrfields link for no till drill

(from left) Dr John Baker, CEO/Chairman of Baker No-Tillage, Bill Ritchie, General Manager, Baker No-Tillage, Guy ...

The Feilding developers of a cross slot drill have teamed up with Carrfields.

These guys know their onions

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

Robinson sprays fire retardant on the hill above Kennedy's Bush during his efforts to help fight the Port Hills fire.

Pilot rises to challenge

Top-dressing pilot says fighting Port Hills fires "not that different to everyday work".

agribusiness

Farmers win second look at water plan

There have been 40 submissions received by the Waikato Regional Council on its Healthy Rivers plan change with the ...

Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.

I am a (farmer) robot

Artificial intelligence is already on farms and will only increase.

Jared and Sue Watson credit a switch to once a day milking for re-igniting their passion for dairying.

Farmers credit environment for win

 Jared and Sue Watson are the supreme winners of the Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Awards.

Discovery

Sharing the excitement of science

AgResearch scientist Louise Hennessy

A young scientist delights in passing on her passion for science to schoolchildren.

All aboard regulation train

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

Irina Boiarkina, of the University of Auckland, rock-climbing during a visit to Squamish, Canada.

Treasure in a mountain of data

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who loves solving mathematical problems.

rural women

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask `what do you do out there in the country?''

Silent killers find new home

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Video

Farmer: 'I don't want roast beef'

Farmer Geoff Wallace knew he'd been frank in the job ad - but he had good reason not to want sloppy staff.

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